Bullying exhibit displayed at NMU

MARQUETTE – A Northern Michigan University anti-bullying exhibit titled “Sticks and Stones” will be on display through Friday at the Student Art Gallery in the Bottum University Center.

A reception for the exhibit will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday.

The exhibit showcases entries from NMU’s first-ever anti-bullying art contest, a component of the university’s informational campaign to raise awareness of bullying on college campuses.

The contest was open to NMU students from any major using any medium. First place went to Nina Lehto of Hancock with her piece, “Safe Inside.” Nicolette Chastain of Highland was second with “Adhesive” and Brianna Cousins of Grand Rapids was third with “Take a Stand.” A viewer’s choice award winner will be selected by viewers of the exhibit.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.